Current Agenda







 March 5-6, 2015


Utah State Office of Education

Board Room

250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah


Thursday, March 5


             4:00 p.m.         Study Session - Standards Revision Process


             6:00 p.m.         Board Committee Meetings

                                                  Finance Committee

                                                  Law and Licensing Committee

                                                  Standards and Assessment Committee




Friday, March 6


             8:00 a.m.         Board Meeting Begins


             4:05 p.m.         Board Meeting Adjourns






Public Participation: To sign up in advance for public comment, contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin ( or 801-538-7517) prior to the day of the meeting or sign up at the meeting by 8:00 a.m. Priority will be given to those that sign up in advance. You are welcome to send written comment to the Board at


NOTE: The March 6 meeting will be broadcast beginning at 8:00 a.m. To view the broadcast, go to the link Times are approximate. The committee meetings and executive session will not be broadcast.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Lorraine Austin at (801) 538-7517 or, giving at least three working days notice.


                                                                                                          UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION




David L. Crandall, Board Chair 

District 10

Draper, Utah 84020


David L. Thomas, First Vice Chair

District 4

South Weber, Utah 84405


Jennifer A. Johnson, Second Vice Chair

District 8

Murray, Utah 84107


Dixie L. Allen

District 12

Vernal, Utah 84078


Laura Belnap

District 5

Bountiful, Utah 84010


Leslie B. Castle

District 7

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Barbara W. Corry

District 15

Cedar City, Utah 84720


Brittney Cummins

District 6

West Valley City, Utah 84120


Brad C. Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Lorraine Austin, Board Secretary


Linda Hansen

District 3

West Valley City, Utah 84120


Mark Huntsman

District 14

Fillmore, Utah 84631


Jefferson Moss

District 11

Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045


C. Mark Openshaw

District 13

Provo, Utah 84694


Spencer Stokes

District 2

Ogden, Utah 84403


Terryl Warner

District 1

Hyrum, Utah 84319


Joel Wright

District 9

Cedar Hills, Utah 84062


Teresa L. Theurer*

Marlin K. Jensen*

Steven R. Moore**

Freddie Cooper***

Nancy Tingey****

Kristin Elinkowski*****


* Appointed Board of Regents Representative

**Appointed UCAT Representative

***Advisory Appointed CMAC Representative

**** Advisory Appointed USBA Representative

*****Appointed State Charter School Board






Study Session/Board Committees - Thursday, March 5, 2015


4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.



                   DISCUSSION: Standards Revision Process and Timeline                                            Tab 1


6:00 p.m.



         Finance Committee 

         Basement West Conference Room


                  INFORMATION: USOR Quarterly Budget Review                                                       Tab 2-A


                  ACTION: R277-114 Corrective Action and Withdrawal or Reduction                      Tab 2-E

                        of Program Funds (Continuation and Amendment)


                  ACTION: Proposed Amendment to the FY 2015 USBE/USOE Budget                     Tab 2-F


                  INFORMATION: Finance Committee Requests for Data                                          Tab 2-G


                  ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee (TEC) Representative Appointment            Addend-1


         Law and Licensing Committee

         1st Floor Conference Room 156


                ACTION: Addition or Change to Board Rule for Utah Schools for the                      Tab 2-H

                     Deaf and the Blind (USDB) Calculation of the Weighted Average Salary

                     Adjustment (WASA) for USDB Educators (contracted) in Accordance

                     With Utah Code 53A-25b-402


                ACTION: R277-475 Patriotic, Civic and Character Education (Continuation)           Tab 2-I


                ACTION: R277-517-5 Board and UPPAC Disciplinary Definitions and                        Tab 2-J

                     Actions—Board Disciplinary Actions (Amendment)


                ACTION: R277-516-3 Education Employee Required Reports of Arrests                  Tab 2-K

and Required Background Check Policies for Non-licensed Employees—

Licensed Public Education Employee Personal Reporting of Arrests



                ACTION: R277-474 School Instruction and Human Sexuality (Continuation)          Tab 2-L


                ACTION: R277-459 Classroom Supplies Appropriation (Continuation                    Tab 2-M

                     and Amendment)


INFORMATION: Accreditation Status of the University of Phoenix UtahAddend-2


         Standards and Assessment Committee

Board Room


                ACTION: R277-700-6 High School Requirements (Amendment)                               Tab 2-N


                INFORMATION: Social Studies Performance Standards Update                             Tab 2-O


                INFORMATION: Standards Review Committee Recommendations for                   Tab 2-P

                     Elementary Mathematics


                INFORMATION: Standards Review Committee Recommendations for                  Tab 2-Q

                     Secondary Mathematics


                INFORMATION: Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)                            Tab 2-R



Board Meeting - Friday, March 6, 2015


8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

3.    Opening Business

                  Pledge of Allegiance

                  Board Member Message                                        

                  Introduction of new employees

                  Acknowledgment of student art


8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

4.    Recognition/Achievement Spotlight


8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

5.    Public Participation/Comment

Priority shall be given to those individuals or groups, who, prior to the day of the meeting, have submitted a request to address the Board. Sign up is available the day of the meeting before 8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

6.    ACTION: General Consent Calendar (backup furnished electronically at                            Tab 6


9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

7.    ACTION: ESEA Flexibility Renewal                                                                                              Tab 7


10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

8.    ACTION: Risk Mitigation Plan Update                                                                                        Tab 8


10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.



10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

9.    ACTION: Committee Reports

                  Audit Committee

                  Finance Committee

                  Law and Licensing Committee

                  Standards and Assessment Committee

                  Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC)


12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.

10.  ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Cases                                    Tab 10


12:05 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.

11.  Lunch/Executive Session


1:35 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

12.  ACTION: Executive Session Items

                  UPPAC Cases



1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

13.  ACTION: R277-404 Requirements for Assessment of Student Achievement                     Tab 13



2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

14.  ACTION: Legislative Items                                                                                                          Tab 14


3:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

15.  INFORMATION: Update on Educator Effectiveness                                                              Tab 15


3:35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

16.  INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report 


3:45 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

17.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report


3:55 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

18.  INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments


4:05 p.m.